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Islamic State fighters close in on Syria border town as thousands flee

Islamic State fighters close in on Syria border town as thousands flee

Sep 21, – Islamic State militants closed in on Syria’s third-largest Kurdish town on Sunday as tens of thousands fled in terror across the border into Turkey. The UN refugee agency said as many as 70,000 Syrian Kurds had poured into Turkey since Friday, and solidarity protests by Turkish Kurds on the border prompted clashes […]

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India: 17-year-old Bihar girl defies death

India: 17-year-old Bihar girl defies death

June 29, – A 17-year-old female teenager in Bihar defied death after she fell from the roof of a building under construction and landed on iron rods protruding from a cement pillar. Three iron rods pierced through her body inflicting severe wounds. She showed no signs of panic and survived despite the iron rods remaining […]

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Teen sisters allegedly gang-raped, hanged to death in India- Cops suspected

Teen sisters allegedly gang-raped, hanged to death in India- Cops suspected

Authorities in northern India said Thursday that they have arrested three men, including two police officers, suspected of gang-raping and killing two teenage sisters before hanging their bodies from a mango tree, sparking renewed public outrage over sexual violence in the country. Villagers found the girls’ bodies hanging from the tree Wednesday morning, hours after […]

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Death toll climbs to 44 in Northern India train accident

Death toll climbs to 44 in Northern India train accident

May 27, – With the recovery of four more bodies, the death toll in the Delhi-Gorakhpur train accident has climbed to 44 today. “Eight more bodies have been recovered by the rescue teams since last night and 160 others have been injured,” District Magistrate Bharat Lal said. Gas cutter are being used to cut bogies […]

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India: Three men sentenced to death for photojournalist’s gang-rape

India: Three men sentenced to death for photojournalist’s gang-rape

Apr 04, – An Indian court on Friday sentenced to death three men who raped a photojournalist inside an abandoned textile mill in the financial hub of Mumbai last year. A fourth defendant was sentenced to life in prison, prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said. He said he asked for the death sentence under a strict anti-rape […]

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India’s Supreme Court grants stay for two Delhi gang-rape convicts

India’s Supreme Court grants stay for two Delhi gang-rape convicts

Mar 16, – In an emergency court session held on Saturday, two Supreme Court judges ordered the hangings of two of the four convicts to be put on hold, after the men’s lawyers appealed. Indian’s Supreme Court has granted two young men convicted of a fatal gang-rape a stay of execution. The attack on a […]

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Ink thrown at Indian tycoon Subrata Roy accused of fraud

Ink thrown at Indian tycoon Subrata Roy accused of fraud

Mar 04, – An assailant hurled black ink Tuesday at an Indian tycoon accused of multibillion-dollar fraud, shouting “he has cheated and robbed us” outside the country’s highest court. Subrata Roy, head of the Sahara India conglomerate, was entering the Supreme Court building in New Delhi with scores of police and security guards when the […]

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